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A few new wines from the last presence auction and tried and tested ones from the cellar.

The De Toren 2012 The Black Lion (Shiraz) is one of the top wines of South Africa. In terms of style, he could also come from the Rhone. The wine has black cherry, crushed rocks, tar, a full-body, juiciness, a long finish, mineral, tannin, complexity and a warm fruit which reminds of the Rhone. 18.8/20 points.

Perhaps the Domaine de Montille 2012 Corton Clos du Roi has potential and is too young. But currently the wine is weak with white pepper, cherry, strawberry, a medium- to full-body, tannin and a dry finish. 16.8/20 points.

The Bernhard Huber 2007 Wildenstein Spätburgunder R has liquorice, strawberry, complexity, a medium- to full-body and structure. It needs aeration and then it gets bacon, earthy notes, cherry, a long finish and Burgundian structure. 18.8/20 points.

The Deutzerhof 2009 Mayschosser Mönchberg Spätburgunder Großes Gewächs shows no signs of age. The wine has cherry, spicy, cinnamon, coconut, noticeable barrique, mint, a full-body, a medium to long finish, balance, complexity and power. 19/20 points.

If you always want D'Yquem quality for a sweet wine then this wine is for you: The Marie-Therese Chappaz 2018 Grain Noble Petite Arvine has a lot of glycerin, blossoms, apricot, apple pie, cake batter, a full-body, perfect balance, a long finish, and sweetness with density, power and complexity. 19.8/20 points.

A few day ago we tasted the 1960 Ygrec. Now we try a young one: The Chateau D‘Yquem 2002 Ygrec has honey, hazelnut, green walnut, a full-body, floor wax, balance, residual sweetness and coffee on the finish. Now it is decades too young with a lot of potential. This wine really needs time. Now 18.5/20 points, but potential for much more.